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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Evening Sun Staff | December 29, 1990
When Jukebox Live breaks into "Shake, Rattle and Roll" on a boisterous New Year's Eve, the real world fades away. That, in itself, is ample reward for a musician. Take it from Lou Bell, the band's 44-year-old lead singer and keyboard player."Probably to any musician, it's the biggest night of the year. The best night of the year. It's the party time, where people -- no matter what is going on all year -- have a good time," Bell says.It is a New Year's Eve band's solemn responsibility to usher revelers from one year to the next with ritualistic, soul-cleansing abandon.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2013
The death of Aaliyah Boyer, a 10-year-old struck down in Cecil County, and the shooting of Laurie Eberhardt, a grandmother hit by gunfire in Florida, share the same perplexing challenge for prosecutors and investigators. Both were watching fireworks on New Year's Eve when they were hit by apparent celebratory gunfire. And both face long odds of having their shooters brought to justice because of the anonymity of the crime and weak laws against firing guns indiscriminately into the air. If authorities ever find the person who fired the shot that hit Aaliyah, the county's top prosecutor said, a misdemeanor charge might be the most he or she could face.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
Aaliyah Boyer had hoped to watch the New Year's ball drop on TV, but when she learned she had missed the stroke of midnight by 32 seconds, she returned to the front yard with her friends to watch her neighbors light fireworks. Nearby, someone apparently fired a gun into the air to add to the celebration. Amid the jubilation, the 10-year-old fell to the ground, the warmth and color draining from her body after she was hit by a falling bullet. Her family initially thought that she had fainted, but the wound would prove fatal.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
Aaliyah Boyer had hoped to watch the New Year's ball drop on TV, but when she learned she had missed the stroke of midnight by 32 seconds, she returned to the front yard with her friends to watch her neighbors light fireworks. Nearby, someone apparently fired a gun into the air to add to the celebration. Amid the jubilation, the 10-year-old fell to the ground, the warmth and color draining from her body after she was hit by a falling bullet. Her family initially thought that she had fainted, but the wound would prove fatal.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff | December 23, 1999
There is one sure bet about Y2K -- it is costing a fortune.Exterminating the Y2K bug from the nation's private and government computers between 1995 and 2001 is expected to cost $100 billion, according to a Commerce Department estimate.Costs to the federal government are expected to reach $8.4 billion, and state budget analysts put Maryland's tab at $150 million.The cost might translate into higher taxes, electric bills, hospital rates and phone bills and increased fees for the services of bankers, investment brokers and other computer-oriented businesses.
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October 4, 2011
With New Year's Eve just a month away, we asked our staff about the pros and cons of the night. Here's what they had to say. •••• Best: There's almost always an awesome party to attend. Worst: There's yet another night that Ryan Seacrest is on TV.  Luke Broadwater, reporter, The Baltimore Sun •••• Worst is hats. And drunk people. Best is drunken people in hats.  Anne Tallent, editor,  b •••• Best: Getting to use a new calendar.
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By Karin Remesch and By Karin Remesch,SUN STAFF | December 27, 2001
THIS New Year's Eve, celebrate community spirit and take in the arts. From a figure-skating exhibition, a MasqueParade with giant papier-mache puppets and fireworks at the edge of Baltimore's Inner Harbor to an arts "odyssey" in Annapolis that features more than 200 acts and culminates with a laser-light tribute to America, there'll be plenty to entertain you and your family at public celebrations ushering in the year 2002. "Now more than ever is a time for families to celebrate life by being together for the holidays, to reflect on the past and to move forward in a positive way," says Janice Gary, executive director of First Night Annapolis.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,SUN STAFF | December 26, 1999
You knew something was wrong when the news stories began appearing about the millennium clocks. Some post offices took them out because the tick, tick, ticking of the days, hours, minutes and seconds till Jan. 1, 2000, was upsetting people waiting in line. Instead of getting excited about the biggest celebration in a thousand years, customers were reminded that their lives were running out.Think about it. We're about to leave "our" century and enter the century we're going to die in.Feeling better now?
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | December 31, 1994
Happy New Year's Eve. There's plenty of good football during the day, and plenty of bad television during the night. Enjoy the evening without guilt, TV-wise, but hey, hey, hey -- let's be careful out there.* "NFC Playoffs" (12:30 p.m.-conclusion, Channel 13) -- It's Detroit vs. Green Bay in the day's first NFL wild-card playoff game. ABC broadcasts both games today, so if this Lions-Packers game goes into overtime, the network will have an interesting quandary on its hands. ABC.* "AFC Playoffs" (4 p.m.-conclusion, Channel 13)
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December 29, 2007
Howard Gerber has earned the freedom to let someone else worry about whether the beer is running low on New Year's Eve. Last year he sold his fabled Fells Point bar, the Horse You Came In On Saloon, a Thames Street landmark he'd owned since 1972. He's now focusing on his criminal legal work. "My time is now spent in the courtroom," he said. "I don't get the bad guys. I don't do high-profile cases - maybe a little marijuana possession or assault." When it seems appropriate, he said, he tries to get his clients into counseling.
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January 2, 2013
A Belcamp teenager died early New Year's Day after being injured in a crash on Bush Chapel Road in Aberdeen shortly before New Year's Eve became 2013, the Harford County Sheriff's Office reported. At 11:21 p.m. Dec. 31, Harford County sheriff's deputies responded to the 300 block of Bush Chapel Road in Aberdeen for a report of a motor vehicle collision with entrapment. The sheriff's office investigation revealed that Austin D. Remines, 17, of the 1200 block of Person Place in Belcamp, was driving a 2008 Suzuki Forenza on Bush Chapel Road near the intersection of Mt. Calvary Church Road.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2013
A 23-year-old man suffered serious injuries when he was stabbed at a Timonium hotel following a New Year's Eve party, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman said. County police were called at 2:47 a.m. Tuesday to Crowne Plaza Hotel on Greenspring Drive, where witnesses told the responding officers that a person had been injured but had left the hotel in a vehicle, said police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton. About half an hour later, she said city police reported that the man who had been stabbed at the hotel was being treated at a city hospital.
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January 1, 2013
On a near perfect New Year's Eve night, Havre de Grace welcomed 2013 with its 14th annual Duck Drop and fireworks. With temperatures in the low 30s and nary a breeze to disturb the stillness of the evening, hundreds descended on the area around the Havre de Grace Middle School and countless others watched from vantage points elsewhere in the city in anticipation of the Duck Drop. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Hose Co., whose members in recent years have added the city's holiday defining reverie to its boundless community service, the duck was hoisted atop one of the company's trucks with its apparatus fully extended high above the school grounds.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2012
This year ends with a seasonable day in Baltimore, with a highs in the mid 40s and cloudy skies. Monday is expected to start near freezing, with lows in the lower 30s. Normal temperatures this time of year are a high around 42 and a low around 25. Clouds are expected to move in throughout the day, with southwest winds shifting to westerly winds of about 10-15 mph. With the wind chill, temperatures will feel in the upper 20s in the morning and...
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2012
I can get pretty sentimental on the last day of the year, and I thought some of you might be the same. So here's a little sentiment for New Year's Eve, courtesy of Johann Strauss' "Die Fledermaus. " There is a wonderful moment in Act 2 when all of the mirth and slapstick of the operetta gives way to something gentle and, I think, quite genuine. This number, "Brüderlein und Schwesterlein," sends a message that boils down to: Let's all promise to get along tomorrow after having so much fun tonight -- a message perfect for a New Year's Eve toast.
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By Kevin Rector and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2012
Thousands of people streamed into Baltimore's Inner Harbor on New Year's Eve night to welcome 2013 with a bang of fireworks expected at midnight — a tradition for some and a new experience for others — as police scanned the crowds for threats. Steve and Lori Foster, along with their twin 12-year-old sons, Luke and Dylan, traveled from Newark, Del., for their first New Year's Eve in the city. "Somebody told us they have a really nice event down here, so we decided to come check it out," Steve said.
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By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | January 3, 2004
Baltimore police Officer John Dolly, a four-year veteran assigned to the Eastern District, was listed in serious condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center a day after being shot in the hip while trying to stop a New Year's Eve reveler from firing a handgun. Early Thursday morning, Dolly came upon the reveler in the 900 block of Montford Ave. while responding to another call in the Milton-Montford neighborhood. Dolly and other officers tried to get the man to stop firing his handgun, but he refused, police said.
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By Garrison Keillor | December 28, 2006
New Year's Eve is a high point of the old year and the low point of the new. You go off to a party with expectations of hilarity and camaraderie and wind up in a cacophonous room packed with people shouting at people two feet away. You eat shrimp and drink grain- or grape-based beverages and drive home legally drunk and wake up at noon with chain saws in your head and one eyeball half out of its socket. And someone has already turned on the television for the football triple-header. A major hangover, and now you get to sit and watch big bozos bounce off each other and the sponsor's pickup trucks race up steep mountain roads.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2012
Although the program's suspension was announced in July, AAA Mid-Atlantic would like to remind Marylanders that the free Tipsy?Taxi! service will not run this New Year's Eve, says Public and Government Affairs Manager Ragina C. Averella. The last Tipsy?Taxi! service provided in Maryland was for July 4 of this year. The service was established in 2006, and it gave free taxi rides during popular holidays known for their partying. Averella says one of the main reasons for the suspension was lack of funding.
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